Carl Topilow and the Cleveland Pops Orchestra Celebrates Black History Month with Capathia Jenkins!

In honor of Black History Month, we dedicate this series of interviews to the talented African American composers who added so much to American culture and the gifted African American artists whose artistry has graced stages throughout the country and indeed the world. 

Maestro Carl Topilow had a chance to catch up with vocalist Capathia Jenkins, whose performances with the Cleveland Pops dazzled our audience with her amazing vocal prowess and effervescent personality.  The discussion included the early stages of her career, the many influences of African American vocalists, such as Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, and stories of some memorable performances.